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    Just a few years back, driving on expressways during off-peak period was really a breeze and free of problems.

    Today, driving during on one "off-peak" hours is a nightmare. What about driving during the peak hours.?

    The real answer is simple - Even fools and insane people know that the culprit is - "too many cars being added to the roads".

    Today, whoever willing to pay an exorbitant price to buy a peice of worthless paper called COE (better known as "pang-sai-chua") is allowed to become another digit to the many users entering the fray everyday. The fight of driving space, walking space, living space, working space and breathing space is becoming an acute problem in this tiny nation.

    Those willing to pay for these "toilet-paper are mostly the new-comers here who has a lot of dirty money with them and won't hesitate to "cleanse" that "dirty" money by making purchases of properties, COEs - cars and homes included.

    Day in and day out you see the sinister wirds, "MASSIVE JAMS AHEAD" on expressways. Honestly how do you feel when you are driving and come across such a sign. Expressways as the name denotes is a "free movement area".

    So the word "xpressways" is a wrong word to use in today's context. It should be crawl-ways, slow-ways or some other words that can be introduced.

    Its a shame for the government to impose a toll (ERP) for users to use these clogged-up, tortoise-paced thoroughfares.

    Its a bigger shame for people to pay for such use. Use public transport and allow it to further become packed.

    LTA is only interested in making money. Go to their "treasury" at Sin Ming Road and you will see rows of "peasants" in queues to meet a "Tua-Pei-Kong" and then heading to pay the summones like a filial citizen.

    How are we to advice these "leaders" on how to run these tiny nation of 3 million, ooops 5 million plus.??????????????

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    Car is a piece of metallic junk in the country.

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    the new north-south expressway going to be built near my block. more dust ahead!

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    The govt should stop car growth. It doesn't matter if COE goes up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinana View Post
    The govt should stop car growth. It doesn't matter if COE goes up
    Wah Kanina! Start taking your medicine regularly arh? Talking sense har? Rare leh

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    It's a real nightmare to drive these days in this small country which is so badly mismanaged!

    Yesterday at 3.30pm got caught in a massive traffic jam along PIE off Lornie Rd. Took me two hours to reach my destination at the Airport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merl Haggard View Post
    It's a real nightmare to drive these days in this small country which is so badly mismanaged!

    Yesterday at 3.30pm got caught in a massive traffic jam along PIE off Lornie Rd. Took me two hours to reach my destination at the Airport.
    We are now at BKK standards. sawadee krap

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    The expressway is not to provide you driver for a smooth ride, but contructed, calculated, calibrated to ride you smoothly an expressway to the bank for LTA.

    It is a expressway to the bank...for them, not you!! soon the ERP would not be on a gantry over looking your entry, it would in BIG LETTERS on a CLOUD!! for when you turn on your engine you are connected & charges per kilometer starts!!

    COMING TO A SKY near you....
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    notices that many of these so called Jams along our expressways are actually caused by road works and pruning of trees during the day and sometimes during peak hrs..why cant it be done in the night or early morning ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chinchow View Post
    notices that many of these so called Jams along our expressways are actually caused by road works and pruning of trees during the day and sometimes during peak hrs..why cant it be done in the night or early morning ?

    Because they can't see properly at night.

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    more roads is not equals to lesser jams

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwitSeng View Post
    more roads is not equals to lesser jams


    What about the other way around?

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    Want no more jams? Its easy, reduce the number of cars on the road.

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    COE become half a million. Cut to 5 years. Then no jam
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    What do you prefer? The jam on the road or the jam on the MRT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fook Seng View Post
    What do you prefer? The jam on the road or the jam on the MRT?
    truth to be told, me prefer having only 3 to 3.5 million folks in this island.
    i am an ordinary sinkie sheep!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by zhihau

    truth to be told, me prefer having only 3 to 3.5 million folks in this island.
    We share similar taste.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kinana View Post
    The govt should stop car growth. It doesn't matter if COE goes up

    Kinana, pray tell us HOW????

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    "Massive Traffic Jams Ahead" - Why The Need For COE?

    I wouldn't mind jams like BKK if I can save that 100k for better use. Would you?

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    Gentlemen.

    Forget about cars. Forget about motorcycles. Forget about the Most Ridiculous Transit (MRT) and Si Beh Scary (SBS) buses.
    Your esteemed PAP government filled with top scholars have found the solution for you. If you recall a couple of weeks back, there was an article about how successful bicycle sharing is in inner city London.

    Yes.. PAP will soonb ask all Sinkies to ride bicycle as the most environment friendly transport!

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